Acer have unveiled and confirmed a few previously rumored Acer tablets the last couple of days, and it’s time to take a look at what Acer tablets we can look forward to ahead of us.
Acer have already got quite a lot of tablets on the market at the moment (see list of tablets), some are very cheap and some are highly rated by their users. But, Acer is not going to stand on the sidelines this year, and have mapped out a relatively aggressive tablet strategy. So here is a summary of the forthcoming Acer tablets for 2013.
Acer Iconia A1
Acer officially unveiled the Acer A1-810 on Friday, May 3, almost a month after we first wrote about this tablet.
(UPDATED: Acer A1 is now released.)
The Acer Iconia A1 is a 7.9-inch (1024×768) Android 4.2 tablet, that will be released in June, starting at a price of $169 for the 8GB model, or $199 for the 16 GB model. It has a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, dual cameras, and a 3250 mAh battery with a battery life of around 7 hours.
Acer Iconia W3
Acer will come the first to the table with a small Windows 8 tablet. Now officially unveiled, the Acer Iconia W3 is a 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet, with a decent 1.80 GHz Intel Atom Z2760, that we can expect to see in stores in June. The price is around $379 at the release (now available for order).
Acer Iconia A3
Acer still holds out some hope that a new 10.1-inch Android tablet will grab a market share of at least 1 million. Expected this summer, very cheap for a 10-inch tablet, from $249, because of a MediaTek MT6589 processor. To be released in November.
The New Acer Iconia B1
A new Acer Iconia B1 will be released this summer too.
The current 7-inch Acer Iconia B1 Android 4.1 tablet have already sold 1.5 million units since it was first unveiled at the beginning of this year. Todays Acer B1 is a budget/entry tablet that only costs around $150, so it’s reasonable to assume an even cheaper updated Acer B1, with a faster processor, more RAM, better cameras, and longer lasting battery.
And if that wasn’t enough, Acer unveiled a new Windows 8 ultrabook four days ago too, called Acer Aspire P3. It looks great, but at $799, it’s a little too pricey at launch, unlike the above mentioned tablets.
– Jim Miller